2012 chevrolet volt gas station advert
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

2012 Chevrolet Volt Gas Station Advert

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 2012 Chevrolet Volt Gas Station Advert

Berlin - Arabstoday

Sixteen months ago, General Electric announced it would place the \"largest order in history\" for electric cars, to be used by its employees who are issued company cars. Now, those cars are starting to arrive and be placed with employees. And where changes are made, personnel policies are sure to follow. A person inside GE recently forwarded a memo to us that covers some of the nuts and bolts of using the 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. It\'s from the fleet operations manager for GE Healthcare. Among the interesting points: \"All sedans ordered in 2012 will be the Chevrolet Volt\" Crossovers and minivans will be replaced by electric-vehicle sedans, i.e. the Volt Field engineers (who presumably have to carry equipment and spare parts) are the exception to the Volt-only rule Home assessments for installation of a 240-Volt Level 2 charging station will be provided to all Volt drivers If it\'s not possible to install a Level 2 station, employees should use standard 110-Volt charging If no electric power is available, driving the Volt using only its gasoline range extender is permitted Employees should expense both public charging-station costs and the Volt-recharging portion of their monthly electric bills If new GE drivers opt out of the fleet-vehicle program and choose to use a personal car, GE will not reimburse those expenses Existing drivers will not be reimbursed for personal-vehicle use after January 1, 2013 Stand by for shrieking from certain segments of the media about how \"GE Forces Employees Into Electric Cars!\" But, more seriously, why is GE pushing the Volt so hard? First, its fleet managers have likely calculated that over the multi-year lifetime of the Volt, the company will save money on operating costs. Fleet managers are notoriously hard-nosed spreadsheet jockeys, and are willing to spend more upfront on a car (the 2012 Volt starts at $39,995 before the $7,500 Federal tax credit) if the running costs end up saving money over the total mileage it covers. The cost of a mile driven on electricity is generally one-third to one-fifth that of a mile driven on gasoline (depending on gasoline and electricity prices and the gas mileage of the comparison vehicle). So GE likely figures that paying recharging costs will end up saving it money on gasoline over several years. Second, GE makes electric-car charging stations, and its WattStation ads have been heavily publicized. For the company, championing electric cars is a good way for employees to get familiar with plug-in vehicles that need to be recharged. In Silicon Valley, they call that \"eating your own dogfood.\" The GE order could add many thousands of vehicles to Volt sales in 2012, and we suspect that most GE drivers will warm quickly to the smooth, quiet experience of electric propulsion. One note of concern: The electric-car advocate who sent us the memo was deeply disturbed that all-gasoline running was allowed. We\'re not quite so worried about that, since its ability to run on gasoline once the battery pack is depleted is the heart of the Volt\'s flexibility--no range anxiety. Since most GE Healthcare employees will use their company cars on fairly predictable daily travels, many of them less than 40 miles, their Volts are likely to spend the vast majority of their miles running on battery power. After all, Level 2 charging or not, everyone\'s got a 110-Volt socket somewhere. For all we know, GE may have a deal with GM\'s Onstar to get access to the detailed usage data for its Volts--which would allow the company to learn exactly how its employees drive its Volts. A year hence, we may see a GE press release touting all the gasoline it has displaced by running on grid power. We hope so, anyhow. We\'ve reproduced the entire text of the memo, addressed to GE Healthcare\'s \"Americas Team,\" on the next page.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

2012 chevrolet volt gas station advert 2012 chevrolet volt gas station advert

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

2012 chevrolet volt gas station advert 2012 chevrolet volt gas station advert

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 01:41 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Moroccan video sparks debate on sexual harassment
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday